Health information

Gambling Awareness

Signs of Gambling Addiction

Is gambling causing problems for you or others around you?

The following signs may indicate a problem:

  • Always thinking or talking about gambling.
  • Being preoccupied with gambling, going to the casino etc

  • Needing to gamble for a longer time

  • Losing interest in usual activities or hobbies

  • Neglecting work or school because of gambling

  • Gambling until all of your money is gone.

  • Borrowing money, selling possessions or not paying bills in order to pay for gambling.
  • Having arguments with family or friends about money and gambling.
  • Neglecting expenses on gambling
  • Feeling anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable

The negative effects of problem gambling include:

  • Family and relationship problems

  • Domestic violence or abuse in families

  • Job loss

  • Financial problems including high debt or bankruptcy

  • Engage in illegal acts

  • Self-harm, suicidal thoughts, actions or actually committing suicide

Get Help  倾谈或求助

If you would like to talk about yours or family member’s gambling issues, you can contact the following helpline or organisations:

Chinese Welfare Association

1+1 Project  

The project provides mental health support, signposting and referrals

Address: 1 Stranmillis Embankment Belfast BT7 1GB

Tel: 02890 288277

Email :


The main support organisation in UK, which runs a national telephone helpline (Please note that helpline cannot provide interpretation services)

: 0808 8020133

Gamblers Anonymous

It runs support groups for compulsive gamblers and their families

Address: 23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1BA

Tel: 02890 249185